Sunday, January 22, 2012

My Tide: Tide Coldwater Liquid Detergent/P&G Future Friendly


I think if I ever really thought about how much time, energy and money our family invests in our laundry each year, that we would likely more seriously consider a clothing-optional lifestyle! Well....may be not! A New Year's Resolution is to try to reduce our family's environmental footprint and debt while also building a savings reserve and college/retirement funds. Whew, ambitious and daunting, but not without merit...

Anyway, I've found a great new ally in my battle of the laundry basket with Tide Coldwater Liquid Detergent. This great formula helps get all our clothes clean while washing in cold water. We did get an HE washing machine last year, but this is a new concept for me since I've always gone warm. However, we are making some serious efforts at our home to be more environmentally friendly while also focusing on saving for our future needs as we are participating in a financial peace workshop. My main concern was - will cold water really get our clothes clean?

I received a Tide Coldwater liquid detergent kit with a sample and product information from to facilitate a review and share my experiences. I was excited to learn more about the cold water laundry option for our family to share with my readers.

I was a little skeptical, but immediately saw great results in my first load! I should have realized that since it's Tide we're talking about, there's no need to fear - Tide is here to save the day! I was pleased to discover Tide Coldwater and washing our clothese on the "cold" water setting provided fresh and clean clothes for all our loads - lights and darks.

Switching to cold water washing is a small step every family can take in your daily life to conserve energy and save money on your utility bill - gotta love a win-win, right?

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I received a Tide Coldwater Liquid Detergent sample, resources and promotional item from to help facilitate this review. These are my own opinions and experiences.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine: Get a Pretty Pucker!

I don't know about you, but I'm always on the hunt for a great lipgloss! Sometimes they are sticky, or taste weird, or rub off really quickly. I'm so excited to find a new gloss to get a Pretty Pucker....

NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine is such a nice lipgloss for a great value price! They're light on the wallet, but high on shine....sweet! They even have a fun candy/cookie scent and flavor. Truly amazing is the $2.49 retail price - easy to slick on and go. The generous tube of gloss features a nice sponge-tipped applicator for a nice glossy pucker that lasts!

I recently received the NYC New York Color Lipquid Lipshine in Nude York City (pictured above). It's a light, fresh nude shade that has a high impact shine. Pure pigments provide a 3-D gloss effect and has Vitamin E to add shine and moisture - just in time for these chilly and gusty winter season!

Visit their website to learn more and check out all the great New York Color products:
It comes in 10 shades in a range from nudes, to berries and fuchsias....something for every skintone!

Disclaimer: I received a sample of NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine as part of the Influenster Holiday VoxBox to facilitate my review.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

ImPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails

I am the proud owner of “drop dead gorgeous” nails thanks to ImPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails! I am sporting a truly salon-look mani in a diva design called “Space Cadet”. It’s like wearing crackled-look polish technique without all the mess and drama. Sweet!

ImPRESS is the revolutionary way to apply nail polish. Featuring advanced technology, you will get a salon-perfect manicure in seconds – simply peel off, press on and you’re done (no drying time!). ImPRESS comes in 36 colors and patterns, including trendy brights, fun prints, classic darks and animal prints.

I had lots of fun applying these with my daughter, Kristen. We loved how fast and easy it was to turn my plain, boring nails into hands worthy of a night-on-the-town! Now she’s begging for her own to try!
I work as an executive assistant and special events director, so I am typing, dialing and writing all day long – not to mention household chores, etc. After applying the ImPRESS Press-On Manicure, it’s like I have a shiny and chip-free coat of armor on my nails. I haven’t experienced any problems carrying out my normal work routine since the product fits my nails perfectly. They have stayed on without any loosening or unexpected removal surprises.

I’m really, really impressed with ImPRESS! Now I’m off with Kristen to shop for more colors…
Be sure to use their promotional coupon offer and learn more about ImPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway by visiting their website at:


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I received a package of ImPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails in Space Cadet as part of the Influenster Holiday VoxBox to facilitate my review. This is my personal experience and does not impact my unbiased opinion.